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Abby Crisostomo from KLH Sustainability reflects on the end of the zero carbon homes standard.
Following cancellation of the zero-carbon homes standard, another energy-efficiency initiative bites the dust.
So what is the Strategic Forum for Construction and will it get a place on the new Construction Leadership Council?
Welsh School of Architecture proves zero-carbon is possible - just as the government standard is dumped.
BRE Global to launch a Certified Thermal Details and Products Scheme which aims to reduce the level of thermal bridging.
Read the whole sorry saga of the rise, fall and demise of the zero-carbon homes standard.
Government plan to increase productivity includes reforms to the planning system, initiatives to encourage new housing, a proposal to permit upward extension in London and the end of the zero-carbon homes standard.
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Network Rail submits planning application for a multi-million pound expansion of Waterloo station.
Following the CIOB’s report – Modern Slavery: The dark side of construction – the institute will produce a toolkit to help organisations become more socially responsible.
Two gas-fired power stations have been given development consent by DECC.
University of Essex may build 50m deep swimming pool to simulate outer space and deep sea environments.
Japan cancels Zaha Hadid's 2020 Olympic stadium.
Stephen Hamil explains the new features of the updated Digital Toolkit.
Membership of the Construction Leadership Council reduced from 30 to 12 and role of Government Chief Construction Adviser axed.
Billion dollar plan to give UK world’s biggest biomass power station.
CIOB joins global coalition to unify construction cost and classification standards.
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